Escape city life take a few days off in Pokolbin Hunter Valley

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Escape city life take a few days off in Pokolbin Hunter Valley

Pokolbin can be found in Australia, in its state of New South Wales. The center of the famed Lower Hunter Valley wine lands, this is actually the name of a rural area instead of a town, though the towns of Branxton and Cessnock are nearby. The vineyards, wineries and cellars are the area’s principal draw though holidays can also consist of day spas, resorts and the viewings of local arts and crafts.
Wine is the life of the Hunter Valley and is what brings the majority of its visitors. Shiraz and Semillion, Chardonay and Cabernet, all are grown, made and sampled here. International companies, home crafting legacy vintners and all others live and work here.
At 455 Wine Country Drive you can stop at the Vintage Hunter Wine and Visitors Centre for directions to all that the Valley offers. They are trained to direct you to all of the wineries, vintners and cellars in the area and will arrange visits to the likes of Blueberry Hill Vineyard, Morgan Family Wine Growers, Vinden Estate Wines, Thalgora Estate and Tyrrell’s Wines.
Pokolbin Village is the center of the Valley. It is considered to be the best base from which to conduct tours of the country as it is in walking distance of the cellars and vintners. Constructed to resemble a village its suites are set amidst landscaped grounds. One can arrange a more private, home-like stay in the bedroom villas and homesteads on offer. The staff will assist you in touring the wineries and in finding attractions of interest.
The Hunter Valley Gardens offer another kind of stay. There is a set of accommodations, the Mercure Resort, and all manner of events and festivals are put on here. But the attraction and heart are the twelve gardens that give the place its names. Over twenty-five hectares of landscaped acreage sits here as a testament to the talents of famed landscape gardeners Bill and Imelda Roche.
To indicate the imagination on display in the designs of all the gardens, a few will be described. In the rose garden over a hundred varieties of roses grow in the thousands on a garden designed in the shape of a corkscrew. Sunk beneath a lush waterfall to give the feeling of being in a sunken grotto, the Sunken Garden features evergreen and deciduous trees housing a pond the size of several Olympic pools. Two of the Asian themed gardens, The Chinese and Oriental Gardens, are entered through traditional moon gates and the blend of rocks, gravel gardens, bamboo and gingko trees, pagodas and lily-adorned lakes are the product of a blend of several east Asian cultures.
Barrington Tops is divided into a State Forest and a National Park, but both are situated within this World Heritage site. A plateau that runs the twenty-five kilometers between a pair of extinct volcanoes, here visitors can partake of bushwalks, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, trail hiking and canoeing amidst basalt cliffs, rain forests, trout streams and moss swamps.
In sum, the pleasures of nature under cultivation, and nature left wild are the heritage of Pokolbin.

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